I shot this photo last December, but since it’s so insanely cold tonight I figured this would be an appropriate time to share it as a Photo of the Week. In summer this same grass is full of people sitting out enjoying the sun chatting or studying or playing Frisbee, but now, in winter, it’s pretty much deserted except for the occasional very determined dog-walker. This area of St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth is referred to as ‘the Graff’, and the building is St. Mary’s House. You can also see the spire of the college chapel, the Gunne Chapel, in the background.

St. Patrick's College - Maynooth, Ireland
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This image is composed of four images separated by 1 stop combined into an HDR image and tone-mapped with Photomatix Pro.

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Focal Ratio: F3.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority